Hooray…after a lot of help, from my own record collection, 17 Seconds’ readers, eMusic, iTunes and the USB turntable, I have finally managed to complete one year of Festive Fifty for the iPod. And these final tracks were what completed it:

Much as I like 1984’s The Wonderful and Frightening World Of The Fall, I wasn’t always convinced by this track. But get past the first few seconds, and it’s bloody amazing.

The Fall -‘Lay Of The Land.’ mp3 (1984 Festive Fifty no.9).

The most famous track from This Mortal Coil ‘Song To The Siren’ had already made the Festive Fifty the previous year. But covers of Big Star and Roy Harper deservedly made it the following year:

This Mortal Coil -‘Kangaroo.’ mp3 (1984 Festive Fifty no.21)

This Mortal Coil -‘Another Day.’ mp3 (1984 Festive Fifty no.33)

Finally, a great early Pogues track from their debut Red Roses For Me:

The Pogues -‘The Dark Streets Of London.’ mp3 (1984 Festive Fifty no.45)

Keep it tuned, as it were, to 17 Seconds, there’ll be more music to come this weekend…

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